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Seven From Sunday Week 7: Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield, and Carson Wentz With Dramatic TD Passes

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Seven From Sunday Week 7: Matthew Stafford, Baker Mayfield, and Carson Wentz With Dramatic TD Passes

2020-10-27 15:09:43

 

-NFL release posted by Daniel Mogollon, Staff Writer; Image: Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford and T.J. Hockenson celebrate game-winning touchdown. (Image Source: Dale Zanine / USA Today

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 25, the seventh week of the 2020 season.

  • The BUFFALO BILLS overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat the New York Jets, 18-10, on Sunday while the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES overcame an 11-point deficit on Thursday Night Football to defeat the New York Giants, 22-21, in Week 7.

    With two games remaining, there have been 21 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win this season, tied with the 2011 season (21) for the second-most such games through Week 7 in NFL history. Only the 1987 season (23) had more.

  • Cleveland quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD, Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD and Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ each threw game-winning touchdown passes in the final minute of regulation in Week 7. It marks the fourth time since 1990 that there have been three game-winning touchdown passes in the final minute of regulation in the same week.

    Stafford's game-winning 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end T.J. HOCKENSON came with no time remaining in the fourth quarter, the second time in his career in which he has accomplished the feat (November 22, 2009). Stafford joins TIM COUCH (December 8, 2002 and October 31, 1999) as the only quarterbacks with a game-winning touchdown pass with no time remaining in the fourth quarter in multiple games in the Super Bowl era.

  • Cincinnati rookie quarterback JOE BURROW passed for a career-high 406 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 112.5 rating and added a rushing touchdown against Cleveland on Sunday.

    Burrow is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a single game.

    Burrow has five 300-yard passing games this season, tied with DANIEL JONES (2019) and KYLER MURRAY (2019) for the second-most 300-yard passing games by a rookie quarterback in NFL history. Only ANDREW LUCK (six games in 2012) has more.

    Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT passed for a career-high 347 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 111.3 rating and added a rushing touchdown in the Chargers' 39-29 win over Jacksonville.

    Herbert has 1,542 passing yards in his first five career games and joins CAM NEWTON (1,610 passing yards) as the only quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing yards in their first five career games in NFL history.

    Herbert, who threw three touchdown passes in Week 4 and four touchdown passes in Week 5 before having a bye in Week 6, joins DESHAUN WATSON (four consecutive games in 2017) as the only rookie quarterbacks in NFL history with at least three touchdown passes in three consecutive games.
     
  • Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 283 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 132.4 rating while wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS had 13 receptions for a career-high 196 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' 35-20 win at Houston.

    Rodgers is the fourth quarterback in NFL history with 50 career games of at least three touchdown passes and zero interceptions, joining TOM BRADY (60), DREW BREES (54) and PEYTON MANNING (51).

    Adams has four career games with at least 10 receptions, 100 receiving yards and two touchdowns, tied with KEENAN ALLEN (four), Pro Football Hall of Famer RAYMOND BERRY (four) and ANDRE JOHNSON (four) for the third-most such games in a player's first seven seasons in league annals. Only CHAD JOHNSON (five) and ANDRE RISON (five) have more.

  • Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 369 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 127.0 rating and added a rushing touchdown while tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI had a touchdown reception in the Buccaneers' 45-20 win at Las Vegas.

    Including the postseason, Brady and Gronkowski have connected for 92 touchdowns, tied with the Pro Football Hall of Fame combination of STEVE YOUNG and JERRY RICE (92) for the second-most touchdowns by a quarterback-receiver pairing in NFL history. Only PEYTON MANNING and Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (114 touchdowns) had more.

    Brady now has 94 career games with at least 300 passing yards, surpassing PEYTON MANNING (93) for the second-most in NFL history. Only DREW BREES (122) has more.
     
  • New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA registered eight receptions and 148 scrimmage yards (83 rushing, 65 receiving) in the Saints' 27-24 win against Carolina.

    Kamara has 2,528 career receiving yards and is the fourth running back in NFL history with at least 2,500 receiving yards in his first four seasons, joining ROGER CRAIG (2,742), CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY (2,590) and Pro Football Hall of Famer LENNY MOORE (2,573).

    Kamara has at least five receptions in 32 games, tied with ROGER CRAIG (32 games) for the second-most among running backs in their first four seasons in NFL history. Only CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY (34 games) has more.

  • Appearing in his 50th career game, San Francisco tight end GEORGE KITTLE had five receptions for 55 yards in the 49ers' 33-6 win at New England.

    Kittle has 251 career receptions and joined JORDAN REED (266 receptions) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KELLEN WINSLOW SR. (262) as the only tight ends in NFL history with at least 250 receptions in their first 50 career games.

  • Other notable performances from Sunday include:

    • Making his 100th career start, Las Vegas quarterback DEREK CARR completed 24 of 36 attempts (66.7 percent) for 284 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 97.5 rating against Tampa Bay in Week 7.

      Carr has 2,272 career completions and surpassed TONY ROMO (2,262) for the second-most completions by a player in his first 100 career starts in NFL history. Only MATTHEW STAFFORD (2,410) had more.

    • Cleveland running back KAREEM HUNT registered 102 scrimmage yards (76 rushing, 26 receiving) and a touchdown reception, his 15th career touchdown catch, in the Browns' 37-34 win at Cincinnati.

      Hunt, who also has 20 rushing touchdowns, is the fifth running back with at least 20 rushing touchdowns and 15 receiving touchdowns in his first four seasons in NFL history, joining JOE CRIBBSCHUCK FOREMANCHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY and Pro Football Hall of Famer LENNY MOORE.
 

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